Arthritis is a general term used to describe disease of the joints. Any joint in the body can be affected by arthritis. We use a variety of modalities to treat this type of pain. Non- steroidal medications as well as other non-opiate medications can be very helpful. Physical therapy modalities that increase range of motion and strength can dramatically improve function. Neuroablative procedures such as radiofrequency ablation can be used in a variety of areas to treat localized problem areas. We employ intra-articular injections as well for problems of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Long-term opiate therapy can also be used for those with advanced diffuse disease in a small subset of patients. And lastly, joint replacement surgery may be needed for the most advanced cases.
Please see our treatment section for a detailed explanation of each modality we offer.